NORML SHOW LIVE premieres tonight 9pm ET / 6pm PT at

I am thrilled to be hosting our debut show tonight at 6pm PT / 9pm ET. I hope you all make it a regular Saturday night ritual.
You can listen to the show live three ways (and no, regular terrestrial or satellite radio is not one of those ways… yet):

  1. Point your web browser to and follow the links to Show 001. (Or use the link on the powder-blue BlogTalkRadio player you see there on the right…)
  2. Point your mobile phone’s browser to Click the link at the bottom of the page for Shows and Blogs. Click the link for Show 001. (I’m not completely sure the live show will play this way; it may only allow you to see the blog and comments. If so, try…)
  3. Call 347-994-1810 on your mobile phone. (“347” is a New York area code, so long distance charges, if any, would apply. Probably only an option if you’ve got unlimited minutes and free domestic long distance.)

The show will also be archived about one hour following the live broadcast. You’ll be able to hear it all week on the embedded player to the right or by subscribing to it as a podcast on iTunes.  (The live show should be available at 6pm Pacific and should stay on this page until Thursday.  Click the “play” button to begin.)
Guests for our premiere in the first hour are Steve Fox (MPP), Mason Tvert (SAFER), and Paul Armentano (NORML) discussing their new book, “Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?”. Later in the hour, NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre joins the discussion.
In our 2nd hour, mixed-martial arts champion Toby “Tigerheart” Grear of True Warrior Fitness discusses being banned from fighting professionally in California because of positive tests for his legal medical marijuana.
We’re also taking your calls at the bottom of each hour. Dial 347-994-1810 to listen in on your phone and press 1 at any time if you’d like to speak to the host or guests. Your call will be screened and we remind you to have a question ready, keep it short and to the point, and avoid profanity (we’re not FCC regulated on the net, but if we want to take this to terrestrial radio, we need to act like it.)

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  1. Great way to spend a Saturday evening. Listened to the entire show, thank you. Intend to be a regular Saturday listener too.

  2. Well this is all nice my only complaint is. Why every time their is documentory, podcast, something on the news, or whatever take tonight for ex. I was on norml on my way to the races at about 4:30 and not dick was posted on this article wtf. This article should have been posted like four days ago instead of four hours befor show time if that first posdt is at 5:46.
    [Russ responds: Sorry about that. I guess you missed this post on July 29:

    For the past several weeks NORML has been negotiating with CBS radio to launch the nation’s first live talk radio show dedicated to all things cannabis: NORML SHOW LIVE: Marijuana Nation. That’s right, NORML is planning to take the talk radio world by storm – and we intend to smoke the competition!

    And this on on August 3:

    By the way, the NORML SHOW LIVE mentioned in Case #1 will still be going on the air, as promised, on Labor Day Weekend. Unlike CBS, we keep our promises to our customers. The money raised will go into promotions and producing our show through the facilities of, which was happy to accept our business, and quite frankly, offers us a better production technology at one-sixth the price. Tune in every Saturday Night at 9pm Eastern for two hours of intelligent discussion about marijuana legalization.

    And on our regular podcast site, the Daily Audio Stash, I guess you all these numerous posts on NORML SHOW LIVE.
    But your point is well-taken; I’ll be sure to promote each weekend’s show on Wednesdays here on the NORML Blog. Thanks.]

  3. I checked it out last nite. Highly satisfactory. Soon the truth about bud will be everywhere and even the most stalwart prohibitionist will have no choice but to acknowledge the truth.

  4. Hey NORML. why dont you partner up with high times and stow the whole grassroots crap and charge them to advertise on this site. More money and a bit of affiliation mite move the wheels of progress quicker. Maybe even get a cable show or somthin like that sooner. Im sure this question has been posed before but im not sure…… ‘thanks for tuning in to NORML brought to you by High Times and the number 420, catch us every night at 6!’
    [Russ responds: What do you think we’re doing? Did you not hear the High Times Pot Smoker’s Handbook Ad? There will plenty more advertisers as this moves on, but we have to get on the air first so we have something to sell. But we’ll never “stow the whole grassroots crap” because that’s what NORML is – the grassroots lobby of responsible adult marijuana smokers.]

  5. Sounds good. Your right my mistake. I always assumed ‘grassroots’ as another word for poor. Money changes the world. Money and money only makes people work for other causes. you got get it and give it by the bucketload to ever be taken seriously in this century.

  6. Finally, this is a step forward to educating the public. All we need now is a prime time spot on a major broadcaster.

  7. “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”
    -Abraham Lincoln, Speech 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives
    [Russ responds: Sorry, that Lincoln quote is apocryphal; he never made such a statement to the Illinois House.]

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